Motorcycle much? If you're into riding the wind and need a pit stop, a good atmosphere to throw one back, or simply the chance to meet some kickass people, you’ll want to check out the following bars. Unless great food, cold drinks and hot girls aren’t your speed, of course.
1. Full Throttle Saloon: Even when South Dakota’s Sturgis motorcycle rally isn't going down, this recently rebuilt institution is one of the most popular bikers bars out there. Featured on TruTV and known as the largest biker bar on the planet, Full Throttle offers cold drinks, biker babes, A-list bands, moto gear and the chance to watch some pretty cool motorcycle stunts. It even has a burn-out pit and a wall of death.
2. Broken Spoke Saloon: If you're looking for a chain of biker bars across the good ol' USA, then you'll want to check out one of the Broken Spoke Saloons. There are three locations: Daytona, Sturgis, and Laconia, New Hampshire. Not only do they participate in motorcycle rallies all year round, but they also host daily contests and live entertainment. Did we mention they have a super sexy wait staff? That never hurts!
3. Pat's Roadhouse: If you ride a Harley, you'll want to make a stop in Muskegon, Michigan. Pat’s Roadhouse is where Harley heads hang out for the day or a night out on the town. There are two separate locations, one on Getty Street and the other on East Laketon Avenue, where you can shoot pool, play keno, or sit by the bonfire on the patio. They offer amazing eats, too, like catfish and chips and inferno wings. Early birds can also stop by for breakfast from 7 am until 11 am, too.
4. Jim & Jimmies: If a dive bar in a small town is more your thing, head to Johnstown, Pennsylvania. This bar's biggest perk is that it’s conveniently located along Somerset Pike, a main road that takes you right into Johnstown if you're cruising to their annual summer Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally. This place offers easy parking for bikers, amazing food, cold drinks, live music and a chill atmosphere. It may not be the prettiest-looking place on the outside, but they do have indoor and outdoor seating—and if you're into it, you can smoke inside, too.
5. Cook's Corner: Located in Trabuco Canyon, Southern California, Cook’s is well-known across the state. The place is filled with live music on Saturdays and Sundays, and there are Bike Night Wednesdays, too. With a history dating all the way back to 1884, when Andrew Jackson Cook acquired 190 acres of Alison Canyon in a land trade, Cook’s was largely developed by his son Earl Jack “EJ” Cook. In 1970, a Santa Ana motorcycle accessories owner purchased the property and molded it into what it is today… an old-fashioned roadhouse and one of the best biker bars on the planet.
6. The Busted Shovel Bar and Grill: Most of us probably won't ever find ourselves in Meridian, Idaho, but if you do, you'll want to check out this local favorite. They offer visitors amazing appetizer and happy hour drink specials, plus a comfy biking atmosphere to just hang. Some events at the Shovel include bowling and pool tournaments, wine tasting and karaoke.
7. Honi Honi Bar: This place is more of a family establishment, or even a date place, but at the same time, you'll find yourself amongst some of the coolest bikers around. The lake's beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere seems to draws riders in droves. Not only does it offer live band entertainment and fun activities, but the outdoor seating on the lake can’t be beat.
8. The Hideaway Grill: If you ever find yourself in Cave Creek, Arizona, make a pit stop at the Hideaway Grill. It was straight-up built for bikers to enjoy amazing eats and great hospitality. They're famous for pizza, burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. You may even get lucky if you show up when custom motorcycle builders or famous bike personalities are visiting.. The motto of the Hideaway Grill reads, “There are no strangers here, just friends you haven’t met yet.” Truth.
9. Suck Bang Blow: Let’s face it, just the name of the bar alone sounds like a good time. Located in Myrtle Beach, this biker bar is known for burnouts, hot bartenders, ice-cold beer and mixed drinks. The restaurant offers bangin’ appetizers, entrees and desserts like chicken wings, burgers and other fried happy hour food. Live music consists mainly of country, metal and rock—just the kind of tunes that you’ll be glad to have ringing in your head as you ride off into the night…